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<blockquote>*"Where I live in Marin County, it was citizen action that instigated the preservation of hundreds of thousands of acres as open space and parkland; it was not government taking the initiative. That mostly happened in the pre-Internet days. Now that we’ve got the Net and there’s more talent, creativity and freedom in the civic sector than in government, it’s time that citizens once again take the lead in building tools and solving problems for their localities." cfigallo <ref>[http://presilience.org/2009/04/07/hacking-the-local-infrastructure/ pResilience], April 7, 2009 </ref></blockquote>
 
<blockquote>"Given how radical a departure these participatory ways of working are from the closed-door status quo (or the view that participation is limited to voting and opinion polling), we cannot declare, define, and repeat often enough what it could mean to embrace collaboration and co-creation; to make consultation part of operations on a day-to-day basis; to strive for constant conversation with an engaged and knowledgeable public and to reinvent the conception of public service and of the public servant as the steward of such a conversation.." Beth Simone Noveck <ref>[https://medium.com/@bethnoveck/the-rise-of-the-citizen-expert-ffba66dea199 Medium]</ref></blockquote>
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